Philosophy, Civilization, and the Global Ecological Crisis: The Challenge of Process Metaphysics to Scientific Materialism

Philosophy Today 44 (3):283-294 (2000)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Developing MacIntyre’s metaphilosophy, Whitehead’s contention that philosophy ‘is the most effective of all the intellectual pursuits’ is elucidated and defended. It is argued that the narratives through which philosophical ideas are evaluated can refigure the stories constituting societies. In this way philosophical ideas become practically effective and come to be embodied in institutions. This is illustrated by the challenge by process philosophy to scientific materialism in the face of an impending global ecological crisis. It is argued that to be successful, process philosophy must be articulated into a grand narrative to challenge the dominant grand narrative of modernity.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
Upload history
First archival date: 2016-05-07
Latest version: 1 (2017-07-09)
View other versions
Added to PP index

Total views
438 ( #13,492 of 2,438,589 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
21 ( #31,554 of 2,438,589 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.